Jenni Doherty Artist – Up Close & Personal

Jenny Doherty is a well established Artist living in Perth who spent many years working as an art educator after completing her formal studies whilst at the same time forging her career part time. Achieving great success and recognition for her unique style, Jenni has now been working as a full time artist since 2005.

Jenny’s artworks are nothing short of stunning. Her application of many different mediums and techniques to the one painting demonstrate and defer to the handmade, reminding us of the preciousness of time and the appreciation of the human imagination.

JahRoc Galleries warmly welcomes Jenni Doherty to our stable of artists and we invite you to get to know her in our Q&A below.

Enjoy getting to know Jenni Doherty

When did you first feel the desire to be artistic and realize you had talent?

My desire to be artistic was always there. It matured and grew in high school.

Where did you learn your art?

WAIT (now known as Curtain University) in Western Australia.

What inspires you the most?

Life, words, patterns, music, marks, colour, paint, stitch, fabric, print making

What message are you sending to the viewer of your art?

That life may be repetitive, complex and difficult but there is always healing in it all. To rest in the beauty and wonder of it.

Describe your studio

It is heaven. It is light, large with spectacular views of nature and a big sky. It is quiet and feels like a world of my own.

Describe your typical day of creating art

After domestic and personal duties I start work at 11, till 5pm then rest and play till 9ish. I end the day with more studio time and think about my days work.

What mediums do you use and why?

I use lino-cuts a lot and print making is how I link my paintings. Acrylic, Oils, Soft Wax, Gold Leaf together with textiles.

What are you working on now?

I am thinking about my perfect world and how I can incorporate images that give hope in our climatic uncertainty. I am working on incorporating stitch again in my work.

What are your recent career achievements you feel proud of?

My teaching career is something I feel proud of. Giving it up also changed my world. I won the South West Survey in 2018 with a textile piece. Every one of my shows have been very successful and remind me to keep going.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love the meditation of painting. I love the uncertainty and then the moment it all comes together but mostly I love the clients joy and responses.

Where can you see yourself in 10 years time?

Hopefully I will still be here in paradise and be a respected matriarch of decorative painting in Western Australia.

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